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Ett tredje kön : Hijrornas position och rättigheter i Indien

Rabe, Nina LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis was to understand the development and current position of people of a third gender in India, Hijras, against the background of Hindi religion. Specifically, I examined the situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official human rights commitments. Based mostly on anthropological and religious sources, I described the historical background and traditions of Hijras in India. From contemporary news reports, I analyzed the current situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official commitment to the 1948 UN human rights declaration. My conclusion is that the position of Hijras has improved in recent times, but varies strongly across local regions in India. Also, there appear to remain serious, systematic, and... (More)
The purpose of this thesis was to understand the development and current position of people of a third gender in India, Hijras, against the background of Hindi religion. Specifically, I examined the situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official human rights commitments. Based mostly on anthropological and religious sources, I described the historical background and traditions of Hijras in India. From contemporary news reports, I analyzed the current situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official commitment to the 1948 UN human rights declaration. My conclusion is that the position of Hijras has improved in recent times, but varies strongly across local regions in India. Also, there appear to remain serious, systematic, and broad-ranging violations of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights of Hijras in India. (Less)
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author
Rabe, Nina LU
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organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Human Rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2064234
date added to LUP
2011-09-30 10:07:47
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis was to understand the development and current position of people of a third gender in India, Hijras, against the background of Hindi religion. Specifically, I examined the situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official human rights commitments. Based mostly on anthropological and religious sources, I described the historical background and traditions of Hijras in India. From contemporary news reports, I analyzed the current situation of Hijras in relation to India’s official commitment to the 1948 UN human rights declaration. My conclusion is that the position of Hijras has improved in recent times, but varies strongly across local regions in India. Also, there appear to remain serious, systematic, and broad-ranging violations of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights of Hijras in India.},
  author       = {Rabe, Nina},
  keyword      = {Human Rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett tredje kön : Hijrornas position och rättigheter i Indien},
  year         = {2011},
}